Nutrition assessment and intervention in the patient with dysphagia: challenges for quality improvement.

@article{Ochoa2012NutritionAA,
  title={Nutrition assessment and intervention in the patient with dysphagia: challenges for quality improvement.},
  author={Juan B. Ochoa},
  journal={Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series},
  year={2012},
  volume={72},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
  • J. Ochoa
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series
Dysphagia, a symptom characterized by difficulty swallowing, is an independent predictor of poor outcome, worsening morbidity, increasing the risk for hospital readmissions, health care costs and mortality. Dysphagia is a result of a number of illnesses including neurological diseases, after surgery for head and neck pathology, observed in the intensive care unit after prolonged endotracheal intubation among others, and is particularly frequent in the elderly. Dysphagia increases the incidence… 

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